5. Disability Discrimination

What is Disability Discrimination? Disability discrimination is when someone is treated less favourably or put at a disadvantage for a reason that relates to their disability in one of the situations covered by the Equality Act. The treatment could be a one-off action, the application of a rule or policy or the existence of physical or communication barriers which make accessing something difficult or impossible. The discrimination does not have to be intentional to be unlawful. The

Equality Act 2010 says that you must not discriminate against someone because: they have a disability someone thinks they have a disability (this is known as discrimination by perception) they are connected to someone with a disability (this is known as discrimination by association) What is classed as a...

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